Roosters and NSW back-rower Boyd Cordner says his club side's current struggles for form and his own long injury lay-off made it harder to step away for Origin
Back-rower Boyd Cordner is excited at the prospect of his first starting berth for NSW and is ready to play out the full 80 minutes if required.
While they're now at different clubs, NSW coach Laurie Daley will be hoping several Blues can tap into the existing combinations they formed in previous years.
There has been movement among the top four teams, while the Titans are defiantly continuing their charge towards the top eight and an NRL finals berth.
The Broncos and Cowboys added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry, the Panthers lost another game inside the final three minutes and much more.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson was left disappointed by his side's inability to perform for the full 80 minutes yet again in their loss to the Bulldogs.
Origin aspirants did their claims no harms as the Dogs cruised past the error-riddled Roosters. The key talking points to come from 12-point win on Sunday.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs cruised to a 32-20 win over the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on Sunday thanks to a dominant opening 40 minutes.
The Bulldogs' Holden Cup side produced their best performance of 2016 to stun an understrength Roosters side 46-16 at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters have confirmed their line-ups for Sunday's clash at ANZ Stadium.